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Ferguson, Taylor rally No. 25 Memphis past Houston, 42-38

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Riley Ferguson threw for 471 yards and a 21-yard TD with 1:28 left, Patrick Taylor rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and No. 25 Memphis rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Houston Cougars, 42-38. More>>

Delany: 'Not shocked' by FBI investigation of college hoops

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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport. More>>

Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

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The Big Ten is increasing its conference schedule to 20 games in men's basketball and 18 in women's basketball, starting in the 2018-19 season. More>>

Emails: Protests spur college officials to talk with players

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Some college and university officials are having talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that demonstrations over racial injustice like the ones roiling pro sports will spread to college athletics. More>>

A win-win: Georgia, Miami succeeding after coaching change

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Mark Richt's departure from Georgia and return to Miami seems to be a win-win for both schools. More>>

US women's hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

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The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation. More>>

Louisville trustees fire athletic director Tom Jurich

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Louisville trustees have fired athletic director Tom Jurich, the school's second major official let go this week in the wake of its involvement in a national federal investigation of college basketball. More>>

Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

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A Pennsylvania judge is set to announce whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a second shot at persuading a jury he's innocent of child molestation charges. More>>

Experience matters for SEC teams looking to topple Kentucky

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How can SEC rivals compete with Kentucky? Experience matters. More>>

Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop cheerleader protest

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A powerful state lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game. More>>

US roster for Deutschland Cup an indication of Olympic team

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USA Hockey revealed its roster for the upcoming Deutschland Cup, the best indication so far of what the Olympic team will look like without NHL players. More>>

Football player cut from Albright passes on reinstatement

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A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team. More>>

Go for 2 or play for OT? How coaches make that call

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Long before a coach makes that critical call he has assessed everything from his players to his playbook. More>>

Mayfield, Love, Barkley lead AP midseason All-America team

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Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and running backs Bryce Love of Stanford and Saquon Barkley of Penn State lead The Associated Press midseason All-America team, along with two defensive start from No. 1 Alabama. More>>

Lawmaker: Mascot wrong to rally for kneeling cheerleaders

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A Georgia lawmaker says Scrappy the Owl, the mascot at the university where five cheerleaders have been kneeling during the national anthem, had no business leading students in a march through campus to support the cheerleaders. More>>

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

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Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy. More>>

Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas

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The owner of the Columbus Crew says the team will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new stadium is built in Columbus. More>>

Pennsylvania college offers cut players reinstatement

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Three football players who were cut from Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania for kneeling during the national anthem have been offered reinstatement. More>>

Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

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Rick Pitino's attorney has told the Louisville Athletic Association that it should not fire the coach of the men's basketball program because his client "could not have known" about activities alleged in a national federal investigation of the sport. More>>

Listing how each top NCAA school is reacting to hoops probe

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A list of how each top NCAA school is reacting to hoops probe. More>>

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Georgia gives SEC the power its lacked

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AP Top 25 Heat Check: Georgia gives SEC power its lacked. More>>

AP Top 25: Penn State up to 2 behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama

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Penn State is No. 2 in The Associated Press College football poll behind now unanimous No. 1 Alabama after a wild weekend of upsets gave the Top 25 a major makeover. More>>

Nebraska picks Washington State AD to head athletics program

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Nebraska has chosen Washington State athletics director Bill Moos to head its sports program. More>>

Sun Devils use strong defense to stun No. 5 Huskies 13-7

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Manny Wilkins completed 29 of 41 passes for 245 yards, Arizona State's defense smothered the Washington most of the night and the Sun Devils stunned the No. 5 Huskies 13-7 on Saturday night. More>>

LSU stuns No. 10 Auburn, riding clutch defense to 27-23 win

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D.J. Chark returns punt for touchdown as LSU stuns No. 10 Auburn, riding clutch defense to 27-23 win. More>>

Miami Miracle: No. 11 'Canes rally past Georgia Tech, 25-24

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Darrell Langham made another miracle happen, and No. 11 Miami rallied past Georgia Tech 25-24. More>>

Boise State stifles Penny, beats No. 19 San Diego St. 31-14

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Alexander Mattison ran for 128 yards and a touchdown and Boise State's defense kept star running back Rashaad Penny in check to beat No. 19 San Diego State 31-14. More>>

No. 20 NC State pulls away from Pitt in 35-17 win

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Nyheim Hines ran for an 83-yard touchdown and returned a punt 92 yards for another score on his way to 249 total yards to help No. 20 North Carolina State win its sixth straight game with a 35-17 victory over Pittsburgh. More>>

No. 17 Michigan defense holds off Indiana in OT, 27-20

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Karan Higdon ran a touchdown on the first play of overtime for No. 17 Michigan and Tyree Kinnel intercepted a fourth-down pass in the end zone on the final play as the Wolverines held off Indiana 27-20. More>>

LSU stuns No. 10 Auburn, riding clutch defense to 27-23 win

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D.J. Chark returns punt for touchdown as LSU stuns No. 10 Auburn, riding clutch defense to 27-23 win. More>>

Memphis uses 5 turnovers to hand No. 25 Navy 1st loss, 30-27

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Riley Ferguson threw three touchdown passes and Memphis took advantage for five turnovers by No. 25 Navy to hand the Midshipmen their first loss 30-27. More>>

Flip out: Bowers' TD leap leads Cal past No. 8 Wash. St 37-3

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Ross Bowers did an acrobatic flip into the end zone to cap a touchdown run for California and the Golden Bears used a dominant defensive performance to stun No. 8 Washington State 37-3 for their first win in 14 years against a top 10 team. More>>

Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24

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Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24. More>>

UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrating ruling

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North Carolina Is finally set to find out its fate in its multi-year NCAA academic case. More>>

Tar Heels unveil 2017 NCAA championship banner

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North Carolina unveiled its 2017 NCAA championship banner on a Friday night filled with Midnight Madness-style preseason event across college basketball. More>>

Countdown on: Texas-OU is first Herman-Riley coaching duel

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Texas' Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma are both leading their teams into the Red River rivalry as head coaches for the first time, which hasn't happened since 1947. More>>

Clemson QB suffers concussion late in first half at Syracuse

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Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant has been injured late in the first half against Syracuse. More>>

The Latest: Coaches eager for UNC to move past NCAA case

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North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel "could not conclude" there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses. More>>

Week 7 Preview: Red River Rivalry and Penny's Heisman push

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With no games pitting ranked teams, Week 7 of the college football season could be a ho-hum couple of days. More>>

Raiders-Chargers game may be affected by wildfires

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The NFL is keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California and has been exploring options to move the game between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers if it becomes necessary. More>>

AP sources: NCAA to release ruling in UNC case Friday

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Three people with knowledge of the investigation say the NCAA infractions committee panel handling North Carolina's multi-year academic case plans to release its ruling Friday. More>>

Pac-12 forms task force to seek answers for issues in sports

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The Pac-12 Conference is launching its own task force to develop reform proposals in the wake of a federal bribery investigation. More>>

Correction: College Basketball-Fraud Charges story

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3 college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme have appeared in a New York federal court and been freed on $100,000 bail each. More>>

NCAA to form commission in response to bribery scheme

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NCAA to form commission in response to bribery scheme. More>>

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

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A national wave of rape-prevention programs seeks to make people better bystanders, but they are facing hard questions and new concerns. More>>

Division III Albright cuts player for kneeling during anthem

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A backup quarterback for Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania has been cut for kneeling during the national. More>>

Oregon State and coach Gary Andersen agree to part ways

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Oregon State and coach Gary Andersen mutually agreed to part ways with the Beavers off to a 1-5 start. More>>

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

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Federal probe illuminates a shady side of college basketball recruiting filled with bribes and kickbacks. More>>

AP Top 25 shakeup: Penn State to 3; Wazzu, Auburn in top 10

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Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend. More>>

Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31

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Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put Iowa State ahead with 2:19 left and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma. More>>

Michigan St beats No. 7 Michigan 14-10, 8th time in 10 games

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Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and Michigan State held on to beat No. 7 Michigan 14-10. More>>

Harris helps No. 1 Alabama outlast Texas A&M 27-19

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Damien Harris ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and Jalen Hurts had touchdown pass and ran for another score to help top-ranked Alabama remain undefeated with a 27-19 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night. More>>

Taylor runs for 249 in No. 9 Badgers' 38-17 win over Huskers

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Freshman Johnathan Taylor rushes for season-high 249 yards in No. 9 Wisconsin's 38-17 win over Huskers. More>>

No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured

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No. 2 Clemson won its ninth straight over Wake Forest with a 28-14 victory Saturday as quarterback Bryant injured. More>>

No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs run for 423 yards, rout Vandy 45-14

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Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and fifth-ranked Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-14 Saturday despite missing three players from the Bulldogs' stingy defense. More>>

Hill scores 3 ways as No. 8 TCU beats No. 23 West Virginia

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Kenny Hill ran 3 yards for a touchdown with 2:53 left and No. 8 TCU remained undefeated with a 31-24 win over No. 23 West Virginia. More>>

No. 10 Ohio State keeps rolling, routs Maryland 62-14

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Quarterback J.T. Barrett passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another and No. 10 Ohio State routed Maryland 62-14 Saturday. More>>

Stunned at home, LSU responds with 17-16 win at Florida

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Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half and LSU rebounded from a stunning home loss with a 17-16 victory at No. 21 Florida on Saturday. More>>

McSorley, Barkley lead Penn State over Northwestern 31-7

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Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half, and No. 4 Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday. More>>

Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31

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Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns in his first start and helped Iowa State stun No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31. More>>

Iowa St.'s Lanning plays both ways; Cyclones stun Oklahoma

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Iowa State's Joel Lanning played both offense and defense Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma. More>>

Louisville places assistants Fair, Johnson on paid leave

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Louisville places assistant men's basketball coaches Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson on paid administrative leave. More>>

No. 24 NC State beats No. 17 Louisville 39-25

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Nyheim Hines ran for two touchdowns and Ryan Finley threw for another to help No. 24 North Carolina State beat No. 17 Louisville 39-25 on Thursday night. More>>

Week 6 Preview: No. 8 TCU looks to remain unbeaten

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Week 6 features No. 8 TCU trying to remain undefeated, Washington State QB Luke Falk attempting to build on his momentum. More>>

Martin not surprised by alleged corruption in college hoops

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South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin says he was heartbroken when he heard his former assistant Lamont Evans was arrested in a federal bribery and corruption case. More>>

Pelini: Player convicted of rape earned a second chance

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Youngstown State football coach Bo Pelini says a player convicted of rape as a teen has earned a second chance by staying disciplined, focused and out of trouble. More>>

Florida plans in-game tribute to late local legend Tom Petty

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No. 21 Florida will pay tribute to local legend Tom Petty during its game against LSU on Saturday. More>>

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